Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A purfect morning


It was one of those mornings when shadows are softened by cloud as the sun comes up to light a new day. It had not escaped my attention that She had been rising early and taking the dogs for walks, so I kept a whisker wise and watched. Sure enough they headed off up the hill, with me, Elmo, fast behind them. The earth was hard. Across the fields small cloaks of frost silvered the green, but on the hill all was winter bleached. And the sun came up.


Some mornings are just perfect. This one had a stillness and peace wrapped around it. The dogs ran chaotic, reading the scent of night creatures, still fresh on the earth. I prowled, sure foot and cat wise. The world was dressed in beautiful winter colours. Soon there will be skylarks.
In Germany there is a cat magazine, with pictures of us.

14 comments:

ChrisJ said...

Longing to hear the skylarks again. We don't have them here and I don't know when I will return to England once more.

Alistair said...

Good morning House of Ginger,

It is indeed a perfect morning here in Aviemore. The hills are painted white and blue where the dark of night and light of day dance before leaving each other for a while.

enjoy your day......

Lydia said...

And a purfect post. Honestly, the second-to-last shot brought me to tears...the ginger spot midst all the other kinds of beauty shown there=breathtaking! Have you won any awards for your photography alone?

Visited the link and now I am sorry I have forgotten my high school German!

Sheelagh said...

So good to see those flashes of orange on the landscape!! Now that the ginger ones have a German following they may be getting mousewurt treats!

Shammickite said...

Congratulations of your international fame! I wish I could read German, but at least I saw all your names written there.

TK said...

I've had mornings like these. You've captured the essence purrfectly!
Thank you for the image, calm and deep.
TK's mom

Ann said...

Elmo looks like a beacon in the night-just love your inspired photos-great subjects as well!!-Angie

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Elmo you look stunning in the first shot!

The Curious Cat said...

Gorgeous!! xxx

Griffin said...

What a fabulous landscape to wake to and walk in and that first picture is just fantastic. Elmo is clearly a ginger star fallen from heaven (and landed on his paws of course)!

Val said...

lovely photographs.. Thank you

Patty said...

That's a fantastic first shot with the cat just standing there surveying his domain, keep it up!

Purrfect Haven said...

stunning shots (as usual)... can only imagine how you capture them. Helen

Cindy said...

Reminds me of my time in Montana.